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Vaginella Daudin, 
Var ria Sale s , 1 9 o 

Volume 13(7): 38 


Tyrinna Bergh, I898* 

Uffibraculacea, ^(2):&5 

DjEbrac's-ilua Schumacher, 

UabrelU Lamarck, I819* 

Uaela Ernst Marcus, 1953 [tyoe 0. remanei n. sp. 


Utriculastra Thiele, 192b* 

Utricuiopsis M. Sars, 1870^ 

Stricuius Brown, ^Skk [not Schumacher, 1817]^ 

[ iunior hornonyra; iunior objective synonym of 

Hetesa Brown, l8^f; ICZN 5b8/1959] 

'- -- ' 1800* 

;o (sub,|enus)« 5(^):1^6, 8(1):16 

jssxerea his Dec. 1928* 
Vayssiereidaa, 10(2):171 

Venilia Alder a Hancock, 18^4 (not Stephens, 

Verconia Pruvot-Fol, 1931* 
VerrilLopsjclie Cos s man, 1910* 
Verttsmaus Otto, 1S23» 
Vesica Swain son, 1840* 

goaLlJ-Sna, 2(2):33, 3(1):24~25, 27-28 
Villersia Oken, l842 [error for viUiersia 
d'Orbignv, 1837]* 
ViUiersia d'Orbignv, 1837* 
Vitrella Sv,'ainson, 1840^ [junior objective 
synonym of Akera M'Jller, 1776; ICZN 539/1959] 
Vitrella Clessin, 1877* [junior homonym of 
Vitrella Swainson, l840; ICZN 539/1959] 
Vitrec-haminoea Kuroda & Habe, 1952* 
Volvaria ? [synonym of Retusa umbilicata per 

Volvatella Pease, i860* 
Volvula A. Adams, 1850 [not Gistl, 1848]* 
¥olvuia A. Adams, 1862 [not Gistl, l848lj^,Xper 
Abbott, 1974] vc^^ M-y 

Vclviilella Newton, 189 1* ^'^' "' 

¥ Schepman, 191^* 
feinkauffia A. Adams, 1858* 
¥esterE5ia Blainville, 1827* 
Moodbridgea Berry, 19'^-^" 
Xanthonelia M.E. Gray. 1850* 
Xenocratena Odhner, i940* 
XcBodoris Odhner"^ 
loKOjajsjaia Habe, 1950* 
Z&tti-rm Eliot, 1902 (type Z. brovmi n. sp. 
monotvDe ) 
Zepi-^yrliia Quatrefages, 1844* 12(3):279 

Please send comments and additions to this • 
list to the editor. I feel this v;ill develoD into 
a very powerful tool if people will just add to 
it as they work on various species and oapers. 
I would recommend that everyone write the ON 
citation number on papers in their working 
library to facilitate indexing. 

One section of this job winch could easily be 
done would be to compare the species names 
found Ln and after ON" citations already printed 
and add them to a copy of the list above." 
Anyone willing to add 'to the index above will 
receive a free copy of the updated list to work 
from including updates done by myself and other 

fhe next listing for this index will 
definitely not come before 1982 and may be in 
1983 so the best way to get one is by adding to 
the list yourself. In addition to the bribe, 
this will prevent too much duplication of 

Please send deletions for any names which 
are not opisthobranchs as defined in the Kkirch, 
1981 issue of the Opisthobraneh Mewsletter on 
page n. The same information will be useful 
for any previously cited papers which do not 
include opisthobranchs. 

If anyone is interested in adding another 
journal series to the list here, please drop me 
a note so that we do not have three people 


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indexing the Nautilus, for example. 


The next necessary index is a cross 
reference between ON citation number and the 
volume and page numbers where the most 
complete citation appears in the ON. 

Examples are given here. 

10000 13:25 

10001 13:25 

10002 13:25-26 

10003 13:26 

I should be able to print this listing at 
least 4 columns across the page by 80 lines 
down. This will yield 320 references per pa^e. 
Since there are about 6000 citation numbers it 
will take aLmost 20 pages to print them all, but, 
the list should allow people to find things 
quickly and easily. Deleted references would 
simply not appear in the next edition of the 

I would appreciate reader comments on the 
need for such an index and I would especially 
like to have a volunteer to do the job. All you 
need is a complete set of the Opisthobraneh 

1 doubt that many people even notice and most 
probably do not care but the amount of 
information in each page of the Opisthobraneh 
Newsletter has more than doubled since the 
early issues. 


The following papers and books are for sale at 
the prices listed. Please send requests to 
Steven Long. Almost all are single copies of 
originals (0). Xerox or photocopies are 
identified by (C). Microfiche copies are 
normally 24x reduction with either 70 or 98 
pages per fiche (M). Postage and insurance is 
extra on all materials and will be billed at my 
cost. Photocopies of articles are $.20 per page 
uriless otherwise noted. I will buy libraries of 
opisthobraneh literature. Please send lists and 
prices to Steven Long. 

09970 BEHRENS, DAVID W., I98O. Pacific 
Coast Nudibranchs. 112 pp., 177 color photos. 
$14.95. paperback. 

09980 FARMER, W.M., 1980. Sea-Slug 
GastroDods. 177 po., 157 illus. $10.00 paperback. 

09964 GOTTSfiALL, D.W. & L.L. LAURENCE, 
1979. Pacific Coast Subtidal Marine 
Invertebrates. 112 pp., I6O color photos. 
$11.50. paperback 

GOTTSAHLL, D.W. 198I. Pacific Coast Inshore 
Fishes. 96' pp., 126 color photos. $11.50 

Opisthobraneh Newsletter Volumes 1-12 are 
available at $10.00/vol. 0, $5.00/vol, M. 

I will start adding the microfiche papers and 
other m.aterials as time and space permits. It 
has only been in the past few weeks that I have 
finally found a place to work and begin to set 
up my library. It has certainly been a 
difficult five years for me and I appreciate 
all of your concern and support. My greatest 
hope is that it will all have been worth while. 

This is the end of this issue. I hope to 
print at least one more edition of the 
Opisthobrcmch Newsletter during I98I but that 
depends on you. 

S^ci^^v^ S2.3\9 


OPISTHOBRANCH N E W S L E T T E qf^ .\>^ .cjfel- 

December, I98I I . k y^ 

Volume 13, 
Number 8 
Page 39 

Jorunna pardus Behrens & Henderson, I98I 
Drawing from Dave Behrens 

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The Opisthobranch Newsletter is published 
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Subscriptions for 1982 are now due. 

Please send them before December 31, I98I, 
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This is my Christmas newsletter. 198I has 
been a real growth year for me and, I 
think, for the ON. Merry Christmas to all 
of you and thank you for your continued 
support and friendship. It has kept me 
going for a lot of years. Anyone 
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Much of the time there will not be anyone 
at ray house so please do use the answering 
machine (433-7148). I will definitely get 
back to you as soon as possible. I work 
very close to Los Angeles International 
Airport and would be happy to come over 
and see any of you even if for a stopover 
on a longer flight. I sell microfilm 
equipment and supplies for Datacorp 
(213/679-0473) and am in the office most 
of the daytime. Please feel free to call if 
you can't catch me anywhere else. I may 
not be able to talk for a long time but I 
will be pleased to hear from you. 

My daughter, Kristin, is now 13 and will be 
with me for the Christmas holidays. She is 
doing well in school and growing into a 
very pretty young lady. My mother, Ruth, 
has recovered almost completely from her 
strokes last year and is living in the 
house at 36I Roycroft. 

Thank you all for the Christmas cards and 
letters. 1 hope that this Christmas is as 
nice for you as it is for me. 

Thanks to Dr. P.L. Phung for proof reading 
the Poizat paper below. Thanks to Jim 
Lance, Don Cadien, Ron Velarde, Dave 
Behrens, Dr. Baba, Eveline Marcus, and 
others who have provided material for this 

I have a volunteer to cross-index the back 
volumes of the ON. Are there any 
volunteers for specific journal runs? I 
really do not want to print an index before 
it is reasonably complete so let's get 
several journals into the next species 
index. If anyone notices non- 
opisthobranch names creeping in please 
notify me at once. 

The suggestion has been made to rearrange 
some of the names by taxonomic placement. 
I do not want to list names except as 
actually cited. Any taxonomic placement 
changes may be noted in brackets after the 
original name. They will also show up as 
the new combination in alphabetical order 
within the list. 


December, 198 1 

Volume 13, Number 7, Page 40. 

From Dave Behrens: "I spent a week, 
October 3-9, 198I collecting in Bahia de 
los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico. This 
is of course the infamous collecting spot 
of James Lance who on numerous occasions 
has collected several dozen species on a 
single trip (see previous ON issues). 
Jim s collections have always been during 
spring and summer months, so we were 
anxious to see what was present during 
this time of year. The findings are 
noteworthy. After 5 days of heavy 
sampling only two opisthobranch species 
were collected, Berthellinia citrena and 
Tridachiella diomedea. No nudibranchs 
were observed. Several additional 
observations were made which may later 
assist in explaining this dramatic seasonal 
shift: 1) surface water temperature was 
78°F, below 15 feet - 76°F, and 2) the 
usual dense benthic algal crop (primarily 
Ulva & Sargassum) was entirely absent." 

From Dr. Kikutaro Baba: "During the last 
part of this year 1 had been working on 
the Dendrodorididae and part of the 
Dorididae, and obtained a number of 
subjects not hitherto defined well. In the 
next year I hope I will be able to prepare 
MS of some papers for future publication. 

Dr. Eveline Marcus, Caixa Postal 6994, Sao 
Paulo, Brazil, 01000, has sent some 
additons to the generic name list. 

I had an enjoyable evening with Don & 
Kathy Cadien a week or so ago. They are 
doing well. I also ran into Ron Miracle at 
a gathering on the l8th of December. It is 
good to be living in Southern California 
again although I miss the great collecting 
around Pismo Beach, California. 

From Dave Behrens: "Platydoris macfarladi 

Hanna, 1951 lives. Two large specimens 
recently collected in Southern California. 
Behrens and Bob Henderson to publish 
redescription and eco notes, soon." 

From Bob Henderson (Pacific Bio-Marine 
Labs, Inc., P.O. Box 536, Venice, CA 90291) 
in reference to Platydoris macfarlandi: 

"We got photos of the living animals as 
well as the actual sponge substrate they 
were living on. Dave and I are putting the 
final touches on a redescription complete 
with photos." 

"I'm interested in finding out whether 
anyone else has run across incidences of 
color attenuation or loss as a function of 
increasing depth. I've collected a few 
specimens of deep water Archidoris which 
seem to point to this trend but not 
anywhere near enough to make any claims. 
I'd be -'.aterested in any input on 
Archidoris or other dorid species." 

Modifications morphologiques et 
fonctionnelles d'un mollusque raarin 
Microhedyle milaschewitschii Kow. 1903, au 
cours d'une contamination in vitro par le 


C. Poizat, M. Henry & G. Cristiani 

Nos etudes ecologiques des Gasteropodes 
mesopsammiques montrent que ces animaux 
prosperent dans des biotopes peu ou pas 
pollues. II nous est done apparu utile 
d'effectuer sur I'une des ces especes, 
des experiences de contamination in vitro 
par le chlorure mercurique. Ce derive a 
e'te choisi, d'une part, parce que la 
pollution mercurielle de la mar est des 
plus preoccupantes, d'autre part, parce 
que les caracteristiques physico- 
chimiques de Hg Clp sont bien connues. 
Nous avons suivi les modifications 
morphologiques et fonctionnelles des 
animaux a la suite d'une contamination 
unique, a des taux de Hg respectifs de 
0,00012 (temoin) ; 0.008 ; 0.02 ; O.O8 ; 0.1 
; 0.5 ; 1 et 2 mg/1. Pour des valeurs <: 
0.08 mg/1 (doses subletales), les animaux 
presentent une serie de modifications 
physiologiques et structurales: 

- stade 1 : perte d'activite et 
d 'adherence au support ; 

- stade 2_ : lyse des organes sensorials 
et contorsions ; 

- stade 3. • rupture de la parol du corps 
et hernie des visceres. Ca stada 
irreversible est le critere de letalite 

- stade 4^ : les animaux ayant survecu 
(168 heures a des taux) ^0.08 rag/1 sont 
capables de regenerer totalement leurs 
organes sensoriels et reprennent un 
comportement normal. Dans certains cas, 
les regenerations sont anarchiques, 

avec formation de tumeurs. a des taux > 0.1 
mg/1 (dose letale) les stades 1 et 2 sont 
tres fugaces et meme inexistants aux 
plus fortes doses, les specimens pouvant 
attaindre directeraent le stade 3 en une 
heure. A ce stade, I'etude par 
microscopie photonique et elactronique 
montre la lyse de 1 'epithelium 
tegumentaire de I'animal, dont nous savons 
qu'il est son organe de respiration 
cellulaire ou de 1 'osmoregulation at ce, a 
des taux relativement faibles (DL 50 = O.O8 
mg Hg/1, a 20 h.), ce qui nous conduit a 
considerer Microhedyle milaschewitschii 
comma une especa tres sensible a la 
pollution mercurielle et a I'utiliser comma 
indicataur biologique. 


December, 198 1 

From Sandra Millen: "I was thrilled with 
the genera list in the latest O.N. I 
noticed there were a few species included 
but not even all of those found in The 
Veliger. I would like to see species listed 
with their most recently recognized genera 
and with the author and publication date 
after each. They then could be cross 
listed to journals. People could then make 
additions and deletions and synonymies as 
they saw them. 


Mark McMahan 
1793 Crestmont 
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 

Dr. Hans Bertsch 

Universidade Autonoma de Baja California 

Apdo. Postal No. 453 

Ensenada, Baja California 


Phone: Mexico Int'l. 8-3018 or 8-1970 

Doug Mason 

6849 Fountaine Ave. 

Newark, CA 94560 


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J. Carlos Garcia Gomez 
Departaraento de Zoologia 
Facultad de Biologia 
Apartado 1.095 
Reina Mercedes, 6 
SEVILLA - 13, Spain 

Wesley M. Farmer 
5319 Hewlett Dr. 
San Diego, CA 92115 

Joyce Fleming 
212' Santa Ana 
Long Beach, CA 90803 

Dr. Marc Chamberlain 

52 - 9th St. 

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 

V. Urgorri 

Departamento de Zoologia 

Facultad de Biologia 

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela 



The sixty-second annual meeting of The 
Western Society of Naturalists will be held 
from December 27th through December 30th, 
1981. Dr. Fred Hochberg is the local 
chairman (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural 
History, 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa 
Barbara, California 93105, 805/682-4592). 
Major sections on: Marine Invertebrate 
Ecology, Marine Vertebrates, The Ecology 

Volume 13, Number 7, Page 41. 

of Marine Neogastropods, Marine Fishes, 
The Importance & Use of Parasites in the 
Marine Environment, Invertebrate 
Physiology, Marine Algae - Physiology, 
Symbiosis, New Approaches to Algal 
Aqualculture, Invertebrate Reproduction, 
and Marine Algae. No papers specifically 
mentioning opisthobranchs are included in 
the advance program. The meetings are 
open to the general public as well as WSN 


Oceanography and Marine Biology, Volume 
19, includes a chapter entitled "The 
Ecology of Nudibranchs Molluscs." by 
Christopher D. Todd. Available at 39 
British pounds from: Aberdeen University 
Press, Farmers Hall Aberdeen Scotland AB9 
2XT. [volume 655 pp., 154 figs., 6 pis.; 
please send me a complete citation.] 

10044 BALLESTEROS, M. & J.A. ORTEA, I98I. 
Nota sobre dos Opisthobranquios del 
literal Catalan. [Notes on two 
Opisthobranchs from the Catalonian Coast.] 
Publicaciones del Departamento de 
Zoologia, Universidad de Barcelona, 6:33- 
38, figs. 1-2. [Spanish, English summary; 
Runcina capreensis, Carminodoris boucheti] 

10045 BERTSCH, HANS, November 21, I98O. A 
new species of Tylodinidae (Mollusca: 
Opisthobranchia) from the northeastern 
Pacific. Sarsia, 65:233-237, figs. 1-3- 

[ Roya spongotheras sp. nov.] 

10046 BICKELL, L.R.,, F.S. CHIA & B.J. 
CRAWFORD, 1981. Morphogenesis of the 
Digestive System During Metamorphosis of 
the Nudibranch Doridella steinbergae 
(Gastropoda): Conversion from 
Phytoplanktivore to Carnivore. Marine 
Biology, 62( 1):1-16. 

10047 BRUSCA, RICHARD C, I98I. Common 
Intertidal Invertebrates of the Gulf of 
California. Second Edition, University of 
Arizona Press, 513 PP-, 14 pp. color photos 
+ black & white photos + line drawings. 

10048 COYER, P.E., J.H. HALSEY Jr. & E.R. 
STRONG, 1981- Reversible and irreversible 
effects of P02 alterations on two groups 
of Aplysia neurons. Comparative 
Biochemistry and Physiology, A, 68A(4):579- 

10049 FEZ, SIRO DE, 1974. Ascoglosos y 
Nudibranquios de Espaha y Portugal. 

C.S.I.C. Valencia. 

10050 GASCOIGNE, T. & M. SORDI, April, 
1980. A redescription of Placida viridis 
Trinchese, 1873 (Gastropoda: Ascoglossa). 
The Journal of Conchology, 30( 3 ) :167-180. 


December, 19 81 

Volume 13, Number 7, Page 42. 

del Crinas. 1. Contribucion al estudio de la 
playa del San Lorenzo (Gijon). CUADERNOS 
DEL CRINAS, Centro de Investigaciones 
Acuaticas de Asturias, (1):1-47, figs. 1-5, 
tbls. 1-5. [Spanish; Retusa subtruncata, 
Acteon tornatilis, Ringicula conformis, 
Cylichna cylindracea, Rhizorus acuminatus, 
Philine quadripartita J 

10052 HAMATANI, IWAO, November, 198O. On 
the Species of the Genus Oxynoe 
Rafinesque, I819 from Japan, Inclusive of a 
New Species ( Opisthobranchia: Ascoglossa). 
Publications of the Seto Marine Biological 
Laboratory, 25 ( 5/6 ) :349-360, pis. I-IV, 
text figs. 1-6. [0. kabirensis sp. nov.] 

10053 HUGHES, ROY L., Jr., December, 
1979. Ultrastructure of the buccal mass in 
juvenile Coryphella salmonacea 
(Gastropoda: Nudibranchia ) . The Journal 
of Molluscan Studies, 45( 3 ) :289-295. 

10054 HUNNAM, P. & G. BROWN, 1975. 
Sublitoral Nudibranch Mollusca (sea slugs) 
in Pembrokeshire Waters. Fid. Stud., 4:131- 

10055 JAECKLE, WILLIAM, October, 1981. 
Range Extensions of Several Opisthobranchs 
from Humboldt County, California. 
Opisthobranch Newsletter, 13(7):23-24, fig. 


10056 KAMIYA, H. & Y. SHIMIZU, February, 
1981. A Natural Agglutinin Inhabitable by 
D-galacturonic Acid in the Sea Hare 
Aplysia eggs: characterization and 
purification. Bulletin of the Japanese 
Society of Scientific Fisheries, 47(2):255- 

ANGEL ORTEA RATO, March-April, I98I. Marine 
Molluscs from Isabel Island Mexico. La 
Conchiglia, 13(144-145):3 pp., 10 photos. 
[Bulla gouldiana, Chromodoris sedna, C. 
sphoni, Dendrodoris sp.] 

June 26, 1981. The in vitro classical 
conditioning of the gill withdrawal reflex 
of Aplysia californica. Science, 

212(4502):1516-1518, 4 text figs. 

10059 ORTEA, J. A., 1977- Moluscos marines 
Gasteropodos y Bivalves del literal 
asturiano entre Ribadesella y Ribadeo, con 
especial atencion a la subclase 
Opisthobranquios. Doctor Thesis ,■ 
(unpublished), Departamento de Zoologi®,'''^'^^'^^ 
Universidad de Oviedo, pp. 536. [ Spanish l-vv^"^" 

Inventario provisional de Ascoglosos y ^ 
Nudibranquios de las islas Canarias. 
Resum. Ilnd. Congr. Nac. Malac, Barcelona, 

1 pp. [Spanish] 

marines de la isla' Isabel, Nayarit, Mexico. 
Resum. Ilnd. Congr. Nac. Malac. Barcelona, 1 
pp. [Spanish] 

10062 ORTEA, J. A. & V. URGORRI, 1981. 
Opisthobranquios nuevos para el literal 
iberico colectados en Galicia. I. Bol. 
Inst. Espa. Oceano., 6( 288 ) :49-60, figs. 1- 
9. [Spanish; English summary; Calliopoea 
bellula, Trapania pallida, Polycera 
faeroensis, Palio dubia, Cadlina laevis, 
Duvaucelia odhneri, Tergipes tergipes] 

10063 POIZAT, C, M. HENRY & G. 
CRISTIANI, 1981. Modifications 
morphelogiques et f onctionnelles d 'un 
mollusque marin Microhedyle 
milaschewitschii Kow. 1903, au cours d 'une 
contamination in vitro par le raercure. 
Biology of the Cell, 42:10a. 

10064 POIZAT, C, M. HENRY & G. 
CRISTIANI, December, I98I. Modifications 
morphologiques et f onctionnelles d 'un 
mollusque marin Microhedyle 
milaschewitschii Kow. 1903, au cours d'une 
contamination in vitro par le mercure. 
Opisthobranch Newsletter, 13(8):40. 

10065 PRINCE, STEPHANIE, Winter, I98I, 
Comparative Study of Some Bubble Shells. 
Of Sea and Shore, 12(2):79-80, [10 figs.]. 
[Bulla peasiana, B. gouldiana, B. striata, 
Haminoea crocata, H. vesicula, H. virescens, 
H. solitaria, Hydatina albacincta, H. 
amplustre, H. physis, Micromelo guamensis] 

10066 PERRON, F.E. & R.D. TURNER, 1977. 
Development, metamorphosis, and natural 
history of the nudibranch Doridella 
obscura Verrill (Corarabidae: 
Opisthobranchia. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 

10067 RASMUSSEN, E., 1973. Systeraatics 
and Ecology of the Isef jord Marine Fauna 
(Denmark). Ophelia, 11:1-495. 

10068 USUKI, ITARU, January, I98I. Growth 
Characteristics of the Early Juvenile of 
Aplysia Juliana collected in Winter. Venus, 
The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 
39(4):212-223, figs. 1-2, pis. 1-3. [Title 
has Aplysis; English & Japanese] 

.This is the end of Volume 13. Have a Merry 
;hristmas and a Happy New Year! 





January (April) 19b2 
Volume 14, 
Number 1 
Page 1 




Petelodoris triphylla Bergh, 1881 
Drawing by Kikutaro Baba 
Based on a 7-B cm animal; taken alive from 
Seto, Kii, Japan, May 6, 1958, by Mr. Torao 
Yamaraoto. Type locality, Eno-shima, Sagami 
Bay, Japan. 

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The Opisthobranch Newsletter is published 
oy Steven J. Long, 359 Roycroft Ave, Long 
iBeach, California 908U, USA. Telephone 
213-433-7148 (message recorder) or 439- 
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Thanks to Dave Mulliner, Ron Velarde, 
Don Cadien, Dave Behcens, J. A. Ortea, H.K. 
Mienis, Gordon fiobilliard, Jeff Hamann, 
Michael Ghiselin, Kathe Jensen, Eveline 
Marcus, and others who have sent material 
for this issue of the ON. 


From Kathe Jensen: "1 am presently 
working as Visiting Assistant Professor in 
the Division of Science and Mathematics, 
College of the Virgin Islands. [Charlotte 
Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 
00801] I have only been here for about 5 
weeks^[as of 25 February, 1982], and 
haven't had much time to go collecting, 
because 1 have been too busy getting 
everything ready for the courses I teach, 
finding a place to live, finding a 
reasonably priced dependable car (if there 
is such a thing), and having my stuff 
shipped over (some all the way from 
Denmark and some from Florida). However, 
I have done a little collecting from the 
beach right outside the College and have 
found Elysia tuca, Elysia serca (=E. 
clena), Cyerce antillensis, and Calliphylla 
mediterranea. I hope to be able to do more 
extensive collecting when all practical 
obstacles have been dealt with." 

From Jeff Hamann: "1 spent two weeks 
collecting opisthobranchs with my family in 
Australia this Christmas. We went to 
Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef. 
It's really a neat place. We had near 
perfect weather and an ideal set-up. 
Making sometimes 3 dives a day we burned 
65 tanks of air, hit about 25 spots 
including 4 on the main reef and never got 

Collecting was the best I've ever seen. 
We found 75*different species of 
opisthobranchs. I got passable photos of 
72 and brought home some preserved 
material. Unlike Heron Island (we spent 
Christmas 1978 there), where large 
Chromodorids were out and about all over 
during the day, collecting was hard work. 
Most specimens were under subtidal rocks 
and few were encountered more than once. 
At Heron Island there were 20 or so large 
dorids that were fairly common but only 
one Elysia, 1 Aglaja & Chromodoris decora 
could be called common at Lizard Island. 
Best depths seemed to range from 
intertidal to 30' at Lizard Island and 40' 
to 60' at Heron Island. In spite of these 
differences and over 1,000 miles I found 
23 species common to both places." 

From Steve Long: "Talked with Sandra 
Millen on 2-23-62. It snowed in Vancouver 
yesterday. I am heading up to Eureka to 
see the Oringers on the 27th of February 
and then on to see Sandra around the 3rd 
of March for a few days. Plan to look at 
Vancouver Island while there. I will be 
back in Long Beach by March I4th.